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NY Times: She Had to Choose: Her Epileptic Patient or Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

March 22, 2020 | maryrecord

The New York Times gives insight into the lives of home health aids in New York City, many of whom live in poverty or near it. When New York City public schools closed, Cindy Urena, a home health aide for Sunnyside Community Services, had to choose between seeing a client with severe epilepsy or...

A Letter from Executive Director Judy Zangwill: Enough is Enough

June 15, 2020 | mbova

We as a nation, community, organization, and individuals are deeply hurting and, once again, deeply enraged. Emotions are raw right now, and most of us are in pain. For some, that pain is very personal and frighteningly real. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abrey are brutal...

Queens County Politics: Queens Senior Services Threatened by Budget Cuts and Uncertainty

July 20, 2020 | maryrecord

The Queens County Politics website explores how senior service providers like Sunnyside Community Services face government budget cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The author of this piece spoke to a number of people at Sunnyside Community Services, including Executive Director Judith Zangwill,...

City Limits: Senior Services Start to Feel the Pain of City's Budget Cut

July 30, 2020 | maryrecord

Judy Zangwill, executive director for Sunnyside Community Services, and Shyvonne Noboa, division director for senior services at Sunnyside Community Services, spoke with City Limits reporter Roshan Abraham about the cut in the city's budget for previously promised money for senior services. With...

New York Yankees Honor Frontline Heroes

July 31, 2020 | maryrecord

June (Shun Hing), a home health worker at Sunnyside Community Services Home Care, was honored by the New York Yankees at a home game against the Boston Red Sox for her work as a front-line healthcare hero. Our home health aides have put in incredible amounts of work during this crisis, and they...

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The Office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez Honors SCS' Michelle Bova

August 2, 2020 | maryrecord

The Office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez honored Michelle Bova, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Sunnyside Community Services, for helping her neighbors during Covid-19. 

Michelle has organized food deliveries and distributions for low-income residents, developed new...

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New York Post: Elderly New Yorkers Languish on Wait Lists for Critical Services

September 6, 2020 | maryrecord

Jonah Gensler, associate executive director for community services at Sunnyside Community Services, and Jolene Boden, case management program director for Sunnyside Community Services, are quoted in a recent New York Post article about the increase of elderly New Yorkers waiting for help from...

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SCS Video: Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic

November 25, 2020 | maryrecord

In March 2020, the world as we knew it came to a halt.The pandemic hit Queens hard, and our neighbors reached out to us for help. Watch this short video to find out how our staff and volunteers made a difference: https://youtu.be/EQZHj3ypKDM...


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